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how many of you treat your friends and family?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackhatcatz, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    I've been lucky and blessed to be making good money and as a natural simple guy with, middle-class beginnings I haven't been spending most of my cash and just trying to reinvest and save.

    Nonetheless, I treat my friends and family like gold and with what i've seen with partners and friends who are 'richer' than me. THEY NEVER let me pay, they always tell me that I should pay once I am making "good" money. this is usually when we go out for drinks, girls, food etc.

    So I pay it forward, most of the time.

    If i'm with my really good friends. I pay almost all the time. (unless they really insist)

    if it's a big group I just share since I don't want to give an impression that I pay for everybody etc.etc. but if I invited, everything is on me.

    Family of course all the time. I treat them to food etc. Coz I think it is the right thing to do.

    How many of you do this? Just curious


    catz
     
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  2. falker

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    I thanked you for this cause this resemble's almost exactly to what i do . I always prefer to pay when i am around with my friends . They are great people and i don't regret spending money on them.Since we are in college i am the only the one in our groups that earns through IM so that's why i prefer to pay . We usually go out to bar's or hookah lounge's
     
  3. MonoPuff

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    I have not yet made the kind of money to have enough extra to even do those kind of things. However, growing up struggling my whole life to stay afloat, I've always told myself that when I do make a lot of money I'm going to be incredibly generous with it.

    Some people are selfish and want to spend a lot of money on maintaining a lavish lifestyle, when there are so many people that can benefit from just small amount here and there.
     
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    sampo1time Regular Member

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    I pretty much pay for friends and family all the time. I'm usually the one inviting though so I just feel it's right. Unless someone there is a multimillionaire, which there have been none yet, I'll pay because I enjoy the company.
     
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  5. Panique

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    I also pay for my friends and family when I see they don't got money enough or when we are just having fun.
     
  6. berrycorp

    berrycorp Guest

    i have to freaking pay all the time.... with my frnds.... ppl around me know i make good money... so they temme to pay straight on... hehe... i dont really mind too.. spending on food and drinks and other stuff is barely any expenditure...! if u compare to what is spent on business its negligible!
     
  7. ukescuba

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    its only reason i do internet marketing is to provide for my family... wherever i can i always help my folks too and we always have a good time when we go out with friends, but my immediate family, ie wife and kids come first always and i love to spoil them! :)
     
  8. blackhatcatz

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    true. to be honest my 'expenditure along with treating friends and family' never reach $1k I think it's always just around $500-700 on expenses for me. (Darn I love cheap alcohol and food) since a good meal for 4 people here only costs around $20-40MAX in a decent restaurant-- I think it's actually less. So i don't really feel it.

    Main reason why I love asia. I love asia :)
     
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    wow wish we could get a good meal for 4 people for $40 max here, here in San Antonio the cost to eat out is what i consider cheap too! lol

    i mean i love tacos! lol but that aint what i consider a good meal...
     
  10. masterfunkd

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    I don't have the money to really do this. But I do anyway. Ha, great practice.
     
  11. MrE

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    At the end of the day all that matters is friends and family.

    Expensive watches, cars, big houses are not important. I would trade any material possessions for great experiences and the chance to spend time with the people I love most.

    Buy a sweet watch OR have a few awesome nights out with friends or family.
    High end car or a few amazing international trips?

    Memories will stay with you for life. Watches, cars, clothes will require an upgrade in 6 months.


    .... Unless you make enough that you can do both and still have a TON left over :)

    I just find it funny when people live almost paycheck to paycheck and drive $100,000 BMWs, wear $5,000 watches, and live in $750,000 houses while struggling to make the monthly payments.
     
  12. berrycorp

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    umm... i normally go around the world.... n in asia i visit mumbai, hongkong and dubai often.... coz of the business outsourcing and bank accounts...!

    anyways... asia is a lot cheaper for normal places.. but if u enter dubai's bulj arab (sorry if i got the spelling wrong) u will be saying wtf looking at the price list! even a cup of coffee costs $200-$500 there! same with some places in mumbai and hongkong!

    and its the same thing in europe.... but u can find a decent dinner for like $50-100 per head..!

    i always quote what dimond dave once wrote...... penny saved is not a penny earned... and u should be concentrating on earning more so that u spend more..!

    i never worry bout spending on food and other stuff.... we are here to enjoy...! food is the last thing we should be cutting on! :)

    and i agree with MRQ on the family part... sad part sometimes is the people u are earnings for u get to spend so little time with...! so enjoy and spoil ur family and friends.. and dnt even think bout the bills... coz they are too little :)
     
  13. Priceless

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    Absolutely. My husband and I always foot the bills and host the affairs and get togethers. It is a pleasure. Our family has always been super supportive. We can NEVER repay them. EVER!

    Priceless
     
  14. narutorocker

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    I probably spend around 20k a year excluding gifts
     
  15. megaforcetkd

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    I will definately be helping out family and friends once I start making some good money.
     
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    China white and strippers make the world go round... =)
     
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    That was an amazing fucking post man! I love every word of it.